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    a couple on her own

    With all due respect, she was a couple on her own.


    Hi,
    I ran across the above when watching Funny English Class. What does it mean? Thanks.

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    Re: a couple on her own

    Any more context? Was she very conceited and into herself?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: a couple on her own

    Quote Originally Posted by LewisJian View Post
    With all due respect, she was a couple on her own.


    Hi,
    I ran across the above when watching Funny English Class. What does it mean? Thanks.
    It sounds like BrE to me. The idea seems to be that even as a single person her energy, social impact, or whatever is equal to that of a couple.

    In AmE we would tend to say "single-handed" or "by herself" rather than "on her own."
    Last edited by probus; 17-Mar-2017 at 04:17.

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    Re: a couple on her own

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    Any more context? Was she very conceited and into herself?
    Sorry, I can't locate the spot where the sentence appeared.

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    Re: a couple on her own

    The sentence appears at http://www.miiqu.net/review/119564
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    Re: a couple on her own

    I would never use that page as an attempt to understand English if you are learning. It's all about misunderstandings.

    I have no idea what that sentence was supposed to mean. Maybe she was a very large lady, as big as two people put together. Without context, we will never know.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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